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Title: Edgar Allan Poe v.s Stephen King


Solomon - February 27, 2009 09:29 PM (GMT)
Who is the master of horror? For me it has to be poe. He could make anything seem like the scariest thing in the world. His ability to take on the form of murders, and madmen is unparalled. Edgar Allan Poe could take your mind for a spin.

The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

What do you think?


nicker - February 27, 2009 09:33 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 09:29 PM)
Who is the master of horror? For me it has to be poe. He could make anything seem like the scariest thing in the world. His ability to take on the form of murders, and madmen is unparalled. Edgar Allan Poe could take your mind for a spin.

The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

What do you think?

... In scariness Sk but BARLEY and I mean barley.
I mean look at IT and Maximum Overdrive.

In storywise Edgar stomps King.

Oh and Wolvie what about King vs J.K.Rolwing?


Darkender - February 27, 2009 09:36 PM (GMT)
Edgar devastates Stephen.

Solomon - February 27, 2009 09:37 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (nicker @ Feb 27 2009, 09:33 PM)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 09:29 PM)
Who is the master of horror? For me it has to be poe. He could make anything seem like the scariest thing in the world. His ability to take on the form of murders, and madmen is unparalled. Edgar Allan Poe could take your mind for a spin. 

The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

What do you think?

... In scariness Sk but BARLEY and I mean barley.
I mean look at IT and Maximum Overdrive.

In storywise Edgar stomps King.

Oh and Wolvie what about King vs J.K.Rolwing?

:huh: J.K Rowling doesn't write horror stories. If your talking about in sheer talent, that's a tough one for me. I'd have to think about it a bit.


Also, are you kidding me? IT, and Maximum Overdrive don't even come close to Poe.

granobulax - February 27, 2009 09:37 PM (GMT)
Poe stomps.

MarvelFan15 - February 27, 2009 09:38 PM (GMT)
Poe is very good when it comes to this, but King has more of an epic feel.

Solomon - February 27, 2009 09:38 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (granobulax @ Feb 27 2009, 09:37 PM)
Poe stomps.

Yes

nicker - February 27, 2009 09:40 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 09:37 PM)
QUOTE (nicker @ Feb 27 2009, 09:33 PM)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 09:29 PM)
Who is the master of horror? For me it has to be poe. He could make anything seem like the scariest thing in the world. His ability to take on the form of murders, and madmen is unparalled. Edgar Allan Poe could take your mind for a spin. 

The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

What do you think?

... In scariness Sk but BARLEY and I mean barley.
I mean look at IT and Maximum Overdrive.

In storywise Edgar stomps King.

Oh and Wolvie what about King vs J.K.Rolwing?

:huh: J.K Rowling doesn't write horror stories. If your talking about in sheer talent, that's a tough one for me. I'd have to think about it a bit.


Also, are you kidding me? IT, and Maximum Overdrive don't even come close to Poe.

Dude IT plays on the fear of a person's fear of clowns because that is what It appears as. Oh and Mo is scary because it plays the scenario that machines could one day turn on humans.

Buts thats just my opinion. My big brother likes Sk but he says Edgar is in a whole another league.

Jailer411 - February 27, 2009 09:41 PM (GMT)
Poe is one of the beastliest writers to marry their thirteen year old cousin. I know that it was normal back then, but I wanted to bring that up. I've never seen anything like the "Tale Tell Heart", come from Steven King.

Darkender - February 27, 2009 09:42 PM (GMT)
Poe is one of the greatest, if not greatest horror writer there is.

Solomon - February 27, 2009 09:46 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (nicker @ Feb 27 2009, 09:40 PM)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 09:37 PM)
QUOTE (nicker @ Feb 27 2009, 09:33 PM)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 09:29 PM)
Who is the master of horror? For me it has to be poe. He could make anything seem like the scariest thing in the world. His ability to take on the form of murders, and madmen is unparalled. Edgar Allan Poe could take your mind for a spin. 

The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

What do you think?

... In scariness Sk but BARLEY and I mean barley.
I mean look at IT and Maximum Overdrive.

In storywise Edgar stomps King.

Oh and Wolvie what about King vs J.K.Rolwing?

:huh: J.K Rowling doesn't write horror stories. If your talking about in sheer talent, that's a tough one for me. I'd have to think about it a bit.


Also, are you kidding me? IT, and Maximum Overdrive don't even come close to Poe.

Dude IT plays on the fear of a person's fear of clowns because that is what It appears as. Oh and Mo is scary because it plays the scenario that machines could one day turn on humans.

Buts thats just my opinion. My big brother likes Sk but he says Edgar is in a whole another league.

Poe could make a story about a cat sound scary.

ND4 its not what you write, it's how you write it.

nicker - February 27, 2009 09:47 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 09:46 PM)
QUOTE (nicker @ Feb 27 2009, 09:40 PM)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 09:37 PM)
QUOTE (nicker @ Feb 27 2009, 09:33 PM)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 09:29 PM)
Who is the master of horror? For me it has to be poe. He could make anything seem like the scariest thing in the world. His ability to take on the form of murders, and madmen is unparalled. Edgar Allan Poe could take your mind for a spin. 

The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

What do you think?

... In scariness Sk but BARLEY and I mean barley.
I mean look at IT and Maximum Overdrive.

In storywise Edgar stomps King.

Oh and Wolvie what about King vs J.K.Rolwing?

:huh: J.K Rowling doesn't write horror stories. If your talking about in sheer talent, that's a tough one for me. I'd have to think about it a bit.


Also, are you kidding me? IT, and Maximum Overdrive don't even come close to Poe.

Dude IT plays on the fear of a person's fear of clowns because that is what It appears as. Oh and Mo is scary because it plays the scenario that machines could one day turn on humans.

Buts thats just my opinion. My big brother likes Sk but he says Edgar is in a whole another league.

Poe could make a story about a cat sound scary.

ND4 its not what you write, it's how you write it.

... I I am scared of his writings now. Wow Sk gets raped here.

Oh and Solo check my J.K match.

Jailer411 - February 27, 2009 09:51 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 03:46 PM)
QUOTE (nicker @ Feb 27 2009, 09:40 PM)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 09:37 PM)
QUOTE (nicker @ Feb 27 2009, 09:33 PM)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 09:29 PM)
Who is the master of horror? For me it has to be poe. He could make anything seem like the scariest thing in the world. His ability to take on the form of murders, and madmen is unparalled. Edgar Allan Poe could take your mind for a spin. 

The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

What do you think?

... In scariness Sk but BARLEY and I mean barley.
I mean look at IT and Maximum Overdrive.

In storywise Edgar stomps King.

Oh and Wolvie what about King vs J.K.Rolwing?

:huh: J.K Rowling doesn't write horror stories. If your talking about in sheer talent, that's a tough one for me. I'd have to think about it a bit.


Also, are you kidding me? IT, and Maximum Overdrive don't even come close to Poe.

Dude IT plays on the fear of a person's fear of clowns because that is what It appears as. Oh and Mo is scary because it plays the scenario that machines could one day turn on humans.

Buts thats just my opinion. My big brother likes Sk but he says Edgar is in a whole another league.

Poe could make a story about a cat sound scary.

ND4 its not what you write, it's how you write it.

The man could make a senial, arthreitis ridden, Grandmother, armed with a toothpick look scary.

nicker - February 27, 2009 09:52 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Jailer411 @ Feb 27 2009, 09:51 PM)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 03:46 PM)
QUOTE (nicker @ Feb 27 2009, 09:40 PM)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 09:37 PM)
QUOTE (nicker @ Feb 27 2009, 09:33 PM)
QUOTE (Solomon @ Feb 27 2009, 09:29 PM)
Who is the master of horror? For me it has to be poe. He could make anything seem like the scariest thing in the world. His ability to take on the form of murders, and madmen is unparalled. Edgar Allan Poe could take your mind for a spin. 

The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

What do you think?

... In scariness Sk but BARLEY and I mean barley.
I mean look at IT and Maximum Overdrive.

In storywise Edgar stomps King.

Oh and Wolvie what about King vs J.K.Rolwing?

:huh: J.K Rowling doesn't write horror stories. If your talking about in sheer talent, that's a tough one for me. I'd have to think about it a bit.


Also, are you kidding me? IT, and Maximum Overdrive don't even come close to Poe.

Dude IT plays on the fear of a person's fear of clowns because that is what It appears as. Oh and Mo is scary because it plays the scenario that machines could one day turn on humans.

Buts thats just my opinion. My big brother likes Sk but he says Edgar is in a whole another league.

Poe could make a story about a cat sound scary.

ND4 its not what you write, it's how you write it.

The man could mak a senial, arthreitis ridden, Grandmother, armed with a toothpick look scary.

Wow.... I got to read more on this guy.

Guardian of Nesh - February 27, 2009 10:06 PM (GMT)
Stephen King's stuff is not scary, Poe freaks me out.

granobulax - February 28, 2009 12:06 AM (GMT)
It's not really scary, but here's my favorite Edgar Allen Poe poem; El Dorodo

Gaily bedight,
A gallant night
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of El Dorado.


But he grew old --
This knight so bold --
And -- o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like El Dorado.


And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow --
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be --
This land of El Dorado?"


"Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied --
"If you seek for El Dorado."

Pseudonym - February 28, 2009 12:46 AM (GMT)
Fear factor=POe

Writing Ability=King

granobulax - February 28, 2009 01:05 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Pseudonym @ Feb 28 2009, 12:46 AM)
Fear factor=POe

Writing Ability=King

Both go for Poe. King couldn't come up with the stuff Poe came up with in his wildest dreams where as if Poe wrote in our era, he'd do what King does only better.

Pseudonym - February 28, 2009 01:08 AM (GMT)
Meh, Poe has descriptive ability and all.

King comes out with the big plots that all unfurls. I'm currently reading Insomnia o_0 Zomg best book I've ever read. I mean it, ever.

Bassetman - February 28, 2009 01:08 AM (GMT)
I only liked Tell-Tale Heart.

Pseudonym - February 28, 2009 01:11 AM (GMT)
Was great, I liked the Cask of Admontillado(sp?)

Solomon - February 28, 2009 06:09 AM (GMT)
The pit and the pendulum was my favorite. As for talent, I'd say Poe takes it. If he went on like he did for the length of a novel then it would blow peoples minds, and cause them to become insane.

The Ripper - February 28, 2009 03:46 PM (GMT)
I like both writers, but I think Poe takes this. Stephen King was influenced by Poe, but he CANNOT match the storytelling.

Jailer411 - February 28, 2009 05:53 PM (GMT)
Poe someimes wrote while drunk.

videogameman - February 28, 2009 05:58 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Jailer411 @ Feb 28 2009, 05:53 PM)
Poe someimes wrote while drunk.

Being in states like drunkeness often can help writing. It expands your imagination and limits.




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